Who Are We and Why Are We Headed for Shamrock?

We met online in 2005 trying to--what else--lose weight. We've had our ups and downs along the way, but we're not where we want to be. This is our journey to get fit and healthy. We invite you to follow us as we "exercise" our way across the country--track our progress on the map to Shamrock below-- in an effort to each lose 50 pounds by the end of 2009 and adopt a healthier lifestyle along the road.

Where will we go once we reach our goals? The sky's the limit... but we're thinking Greece would be nice.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 27: Daily Report


  • Luna Bar- Iced Oatmeal
  • pear
Lunch (out for a work lunch)
  • tinga de pollo (shredded chicken cooked with onions, tomatoes, chipotle chilis-wrapped in a kind of crepe and topped with chipotle sauce and cheese*)
  • 2 3" corn tortillas
  • 2 T guacamole
  • handful of raisins
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • small baked potato
  • salsa
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 3 liters
  • yes
  • 4 miles walking
Victories: Keeping the guacamole in check at lunch. *Scraping the cheese off my tinga.

Defeats: Still struggling with balancing everything. Some days my food is spot on and my exercise is off and some I don't get me water in but I get all my exercise in. Little by little, I'm getting better, though.

Observations: I looked at the resatuarnt menu before I left for lunch and I was planning to have a fish dish. The tinga is something that I love and was the special of the day. I didn't expect it to have cheese on it or I would have asked them to hold it... that was the most fattening part of the dish by far. I think I did the bst I could once I had it in front of me, but the tuna carnitas would have been a better choice, so I should have stuck with me plan. Next time I will.


  • 1 package Nutrisystem pancakes made with one banana
  • 8 oz. milk
  • Chicken salad sandwich
  • Spinach salad with 1/2 oz cheese and lite dressing
  • Banana Blackberry Spinach Yogurt Smoothie*
  • 100 calorie pack Oreo golden cakesters
  • Lean Cuisine Mac and Cheese
  • Spinach salad with 3 oz. chicken and lite dressing
  • 2 100-calorie chocolate covered pretzels snack packs
  • 1 cupcake
  • 2 pieces almost fat-free cake with cream cheese frosting
Calories/Fat/%: 2260/81.5/32%

  • 70 oz.
  • NO!!! Dangit!!!
Victories: At the grocery store, getting a box of 100 cal. packs to share among me and the kids, instead of a candy bar, or donuts, etc. I did really good until dessert.

Defeats: Eating the cupcake and fat free cake. Not getting my water goal or exercise in.

Observations: *If you haven't tried this smoothie, you should. You can make a yogurt smoothie with banana and any other fruit of your choice, then put in a big handful of raw spinach, blend, and enjoy! The spinach just disappears and you can't even taste it. But you really need the banana in it. **Okay, so I had the 2 pretzel packs in an effort to be full and done before getting to church because I knew there would be food there. I was there for an event for 13yo daughter Doris Day, and I went to go nurse baby Elvis halfway through. My youngest daughter, Shirley Temple, brought me a cupcake from the refreshments. I ate it. I stupid. It wasn't even good. Overcooked. So then, to make myself feel really guilty, I went and ate two pieces of that Bean Puree Cake I was telling you about the other day....with frosting. Yeah. I are smart.

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